Preview: Steel Panther @ The Pageant

Photos of the LA band Steel Panther performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on July 25, 2012. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Here's a little preview from Steel Panther's ridiculous glam rock extravaganza last night at the Pageant.

Photos of the LA band Steel Panther performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on July 25, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used:

This show was the first time I got to try out the new Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC lens. This brand new mid-range zoom is an entirely new design by Tamron that incorporates “Vibration Control,” Tamron's term that's basically the same gyroscopic stabilization as Nikon's Vibration Reduction and Canon's Image Stabilization technology.

I shot about 95% of the show with the new Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC, and I have to say it performed well. I've made myself the casual promise to use the Tamron as my main midrange zoom until it disappoints me over the next month.

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon Z 7:
I use two Nikon Z 7 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all mirrorless camera with amazing AF, great speed and fantastic resolution.


Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8S:
The 24-70mm is my go-to lens. The range is ideal for stage front photography and the image quality is superb.


Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR:
A perfect pair to the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, I can basically shoot any job with the midrange and this lens. Superb image quality.


Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8:
Ultra-wide perspective, ridiculously sharp even wide open at f/2.8. I love using this lens up-close and personal, where it excels.

See My Full Kit for Concert Photography

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